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Bats in distress, trapped by abandon fishing hook

on 1st October 2018

Carelessly discarded fishing lines or even kite strings are a threat to our wildlife. Birds regularly get strangled by them include mynas, kingfishers, sea-eagles, owls and even hornbills LINK.

Now we have a bat as the latest victim, documented by Jeremiah Loei of the Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia

Jeremiah saw this bat in distress, trapped by an abandoned fishing hook and wrote: “So those of you who do fishing, please be responsible to clear or remove all hooks near your fishing ponds. They’re gonna be a Danger trap for other Wildlife! Singapore.”

Jeremiah Loei
Singapore
4th August 2018

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

If you like this post please tap on the Like button at the left bottom of page. Any views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the authors/contributors, and are not endorsed by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM, NUS) or its affiliated institutions. Readers are encouraged to use their discretion before making any decisions or judgements based on the information presented.

YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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